Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II comes to PS5 & PS4 October 28

by Barbara Hadden

Calling all PlayStation players! The sequel to 2019’s blockbuster Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is almost here. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will kick off a new era for the franchise when it releases worldwide on October 28 for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. 

PlayStation players will witness and experience what made Task Force 141 become the legendary squad that it is as the action picks up following the harrowing and breathtaking action from the 2019 game.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II comes to PS5 PS4 October 28

Developer Infinity Ward has left no stone unturned to create a new heart-pounding experience for players.

Task Force 141’s next global Campaign. Immersive, world-class Multiplayer. An evolved Special Ops experience. All carefully crafted with gameplay and technical innovations that will introduce PlayStation fans to the new era of Call of Duty.

Campaign and Special Ops 

Task Force 141 faces its greatest threat yet — a newly aligned menace with deep, yet unknown, connections.

In a direct sequel to Modern Warfare (2019), familiar heroes return and new allies are formed as the globe-trotting operation spans Europe, Asia, and the Americas..

This Campaign is set to be an incredible experience on numerous levels: offshore sieges with underwater combat, all-out explosive assaults from 30,000 feet above enemy strongholds, and high-stakes, low-profile stealth missions.

Deploying alongside you are iconic squadmates: Team leader Captain John Price; seasoned sergeant Kyle “Gaz” Garrick; the lone wolf himself, fan-favorite Simon “Ghost” Riley; fearless Sergeant John “Soap” MacTavish; as well as the newest team member, Colonel Alejandro Vargas, an incorruptible Tier 1 Operator and member of the Mexican Special Forces.

After the Campaign, PlayStation players can join up with their duo for an evolved Special Ops experience, the tactical co-op mode that advances your team-building skills and sets the table for the near endless hours of gameplay you can experience in Multiplayer.

Multiplayer: Next Generation Innovations

Those who drop into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Multiplayer at launch will be the first to try out and level up multiple base weapons, explore a wide range of maps and modes, meet an international cast of Operators, and more.

With new ways to play and numerous gameplay innovations, including a revamped Gunsmith that offers more customization than ever before, Modern Warfare II will hit the ground running on day one.

PlayStation players who jump in right at the start will also be well-prepared for an incredible post-release calendar, set to include a massive amount of free post-launch content drops featuring new maps, modes, and blockbuster special events that players won’t want to miss. 

Modern Warfare II — Technical Upgrades

Modern Warfare II will be the most advanced Call of Duty in history, with a truly immersive experience with stunningly realistic sound, lighting, and graphics. Navigate more lifelike environments via the game’s enhanced rendering and photogrammetry technology. It will be a treat to experience this game on PlayStation 5 with incredible visual fidelity, 3D Audio and DualSense support that heightens the experience overall and will make you feel you’re right in the middle of the action.

The game also features a new advanced AI system. Enemies and friendlies alike across Campaign and Special Ops act tactically using combat and cover maneuvering techniques that would be second nature to a Tier 1 Operator.

Warzone in the next generation for Call of Duty 

Development on an all-new, dynamic Warzone experience is also being led by Infinity Ward along with Raven Software. The new, free-to-play battle royale Warzone also features the same technology powering Modern Warfare II, so both titles leverage the Call of Duty engine that first debuted with Modern Warfare (2019), providing the most seamless and advanced Call of Duty experiences ever.

The new: Warzone is scheduled for release later this year on PS5 and PS4.

Pre-orders Available Now

Pre-order your copy of Modern Warfare II today at PlayStation Store or via the in-game Franchise Store in Warzone, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, or Modern Warfare (2019).

All pre-order versions grant access to the full game at launch and to Open Beta Early Access, first on PlayStation. Now onto the pre-order editions:

Vault Edition

Day One Operators: On Day One, Vault Edition owners will receive four playable Multiplayer Operators — Ghost, Farah, Price, and Soap — each wearing a special masked outfit for each. All of them are themed around the legendary mercenary Ghost, custom-made to get the job done.

FJX Cinder Weapon Vault*:

The ultimate weapon is team, and great teams need the right tools for the toughest missions.

We plan to share more details on the FJX Cinder Weapon Vault and the new Gunsmith closer to Modern Warfare II’s launch.

Season One Battle Pass and 50 Tier Skips**: Following the launch of Modern Warfare II, Vault Edition holders will receive the Season One Battle Pass and 50 Tier Skips (or its equivalent) for free.

Ghost Legacy Pack***: Get the Ghost Legacy Pack featuring 20+ items for immediate use in Modern Warfare (2019) and Warzone. This pack contains a collection of previously released Modern Warfare Bundle content crafted to celebrate the Task Force 141 icon, including 12 Ghost Operator Skins and 10 Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprints.

Double XP: Pre-order from the in-game Franchise Store in Warzone, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, or Modern Warfare (2019), and receive 10 hours of Double XP Tokens and 10 hours of Double Weapon XP Tokens for use in Modern Warfare II. Hit the ground running on launch day.

The Vault Edition is the highest tier of Modern Warfare and is available for $99.99 (MSRP) or your regional equivalent.

Cross-gen Bundle and physical copies

With the pre-order of the digital Cross-Gen Bundle, you’ll get access to the base game at launch, early access to the Open Beta, and other instant rewards to be revealed later. The Vault Edition and Cross-Gen Bundle give players access to Modern Warfare II on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

If you prefer a physical disc copy of Modern Warfare II, preorder the physical Cross-Gen Bundle for PlayStation 4 or the next-generation version for PlayStation 5.

These digital and physical versions are available for $69.99 (MSRP) or your regional equivalent.

Preorder and get Early Open Beta Access****

Every digital and physical edition pre-order of Modern Warfare II includes early access to the game’s Open Beta, first on PlayStation. Beta-specific dates and details will be revealed in the coming weeks. 

Stay frosty.

*Weapon Vault design limited to Weapon Vault contents at launch.

**Battle Pass and Tier Skips, or equivalent versions, will be accessible in Modern Warfare II once the Season 1 Battle Pass, or equivalent system, is made available in-game. Battle Pass redemption applies to one season of Modern Warfare II Battle Pass, or equivalent system, only.

***Call of Duty: Modern Warfare / Call of Duty: Warzone required to redeem Ghost Legacy Pack. Sold/downloaded separately. Must be redeemed by October 28, 2023.

****Actual platform availability and launch date(s) of MP Beta subject to change. See www.callofduty.com/beta for more details. Minimum Open Beta duration is 2 days. Limited time only, while Early Access Beta Codes last, at participating retailers. Online multiplayer subscription may be required.